New York Theatre Workshop confirmed not only a production for its 2016-17 season but two very well-known actors leading that production’s return to New York. William Shakespeare’s Othello will return to the stage in Fall 2016 starring Daniel Craig as Iago with David Oyelowo in the title role. Tony Award winner Sam Gold, who most recently helmed Fun Home on Broadway, will direct. Production details and full casting will be announced at a later time.
A full year away and New York Theatre Workshop has already managed to get everyone excited about a single show coming to Off-Broadway! Although, this production has been in the rumor mill for quite some time. The news of Othello, headlined by these two actors, is definitely exciting for the New York theatre community! Broadway was lucky enough to recently act as a home to Craig appearing in Betrayal and A Steady Rain within the past decade. Craig’s move to Off-Broadway comes as no surprise following an interview with the New York Daily News when he expressed he would not like to return to Broadway with an “Aging audience and high ticket prices”. Both of which he believes will not change anytime soon.
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as New York Theatre Workshop looks ahead to its 2016-17 season and two major stars headlining Shakespeare’s Othello! As mentioned above, full production details as well as full casting for the production will be announced at a later date! You can count on us to keep you in the loop on that! For more information, visit New York Theatre Workshop’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter. (Copyright Note; Unless noted, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!